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Nursing Major

Career Information

Possible Job Titles

  • Ambulatory Care
  • Emergency
  • Geriatrics
  • Intensive Care
  • Maternal Infant Nursing
  • Neonatology
  • Nursing Administration
  • Occupational Health
  • Oncology
  • Pediatric
  • Psychiatry
  • Public Health
  • School Nursing
  • Surgery
  • Teaching

Typical Places of Employment

  • Hospitals
  • Public health departments
  • Community health clinics
  • Prisons
  • Migrant centers
  • Public Schools
  • Colleges and universities
  • Physicians' offices
  • Private homes
  • Military
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Mental health institutions
  • Nursing homes
  • Industry

Typical Work Activities

  • Assess and record symptoms, reactions, and progress of patients
  • Administer medications and treatments as ordered by doctors
  • Educate patients and family members concerning treatment & proper health habits
  • Assess patients' needs and develop individual care plans
  • Direct and supervise other staff
  • Perform routine lab and office work
  • Provide bedside nursing care

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the Career Services Office. However there are many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

  • Careers in Nursing
  • 150 Careers in the Health Care Field
  • Job Opportunities for Health and Science Majors
  • Job Opportunities in Health and Science
  • Health Care Job Explosion
  • How to Become a Physical Therapist
  • Medical and Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Opportunities in Physician Careers
  • Opportunities in Physician Assistant Careers
  • Opportunities in Physical Therapy Careers
  • Opportunities in Gerontology and Aging Services Careers
  • Quick Reference to Occupational Therapy
  • Resumes for Health and Medical Careers
  • Resumes and Personal Statements for Health Professionals

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

Alumni Resources

 (Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

Michael Crum 1985 Nurse Practitioner Intern Wilmington College
Katie McGrath 2007 Registered Nurse St. Joseph Medical Center
Melody Higgins 1991 Research Compliance Officer VA Maryland Health Care Systems
Angela Donohoe 2006 Case Manager Home Health Corporation of America

Related Links

Nurse Anesthesiologist Careers:

Nurse Practitioners careers:

Midwife Career Information:

Psychiatric Nursing

Travel Nursing/ Prison Nursing

Other Health-Related Options - Links to various health careers and the career opportunities associated with them.

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